covert 29er

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  • 11-30-2012
    rr
    Nice!, was hoping to see an XL built up so pls post some pics
  • 11-30-2012
    titusquasi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 29erchico View Post
    My XL Covert 29 frame in Amber Ale is on it's way to me at the moment.

    Ditto. XL in white w/ build kit #2 and a Reverb. Got the tracking number today and it should be here next Thursday. It's going to be a looooooong week.
  • 12-13-2012
    rr
    pics dammit! :D
  • 12-13-2012
    jmontroy
    Got my XL yesterday, should have her built up in a week or so.
  • 12-13-2012
    stalks
    Those who have ordered the XL, how tall are you? How's the fit?

    Is the bike light enough to pedal all day?

    Sent from my GT-I9300T using Tapatalk 2
  • 12-13-2012
    titusquasi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stalks View Post
    Those who have ordered the XL, how tall are you? How's the fit?

    Is the bike light enough to pedal all day?

    Sent from my GT-I9300T using Tapatalk 2

    I am 6'3". I will chime in with ride reports and fit comments when I get the bike built. Had a bit of a setback but I hope to have it rolling by the end of the year. At 225 lb I consider low 30s to be perfectly acceptable for a trail bike that I'm going to abuse at Moab every year. And yes, I will be pedaling this thing all day on those trips!

    I have modified my riding position in the last few months to a much more upright position that engages the muscles around the hip to a much greater degree than the traditional slouched back. I love the results. This position has been much more friendly to short stems and wide bars and has made me realize I no longer like the long top tubes of my past.

    This is why I chose the Covert 29. I will be running a Havoc 35 at 800mm with Easton's 50mm stem. I have broad shoulders and now run a 750mm bar and 65mm stem on my XC bike with wonderful results. This is a huge departure from how I used to set up a bike...I'm pretty excited to see how things fit. Stay tuned...
  • 12-13-2012
    stalks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    I am 6'3". I will chime in with ride reports and fit comments when I get the bike built. Had a bit of a setback but I hope to have it rolling by the end of the year. At 225 lb I consider low 30s to be perfectly acceptable for a trail bike that I'm going to abuse at Moab every year. And yes, I will be pedaling this thing all day on those trips!

    I have modified my riding position in the last few months to a much more upright position that engages the muscles around the hip to a much greater degree than the traditional slouched back. I love the results. This position has been much more friendly to short stems and wide bars and has made me realize I no longer like the long top tubes of my past.

    This is why I chose the Covert 29. I will be running a Havoc 35 at 800mm with Easton's 50mm stem. I have broad shoulders and now run a 750mm bar and 65mm stem on my XC bike with wonderful results. This is a huge departure from how I used to set up a bike...I'm pretty excited to see how things fit. Stay tuned...

    Cheers,

    I look forward to a ride report.

    I'm 6'4 and just can't seem to get past the idea of a short top tube. The frame is pretty much the same size as the bike I'm replacing, which is a large and too small for me.

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  • 12-14-2012
    rr
    Got mine ordered yesterday, gonna be a stealth black build

    Revelation fork, Hope/flow wheels, 2x10 XO drivetrain and XT brakes, saaaweet!

    On the sizing I'm 6'2" w/long torso and arms, hopefully the XL will fit fine. I'm gonna run a 90 stem w/740 bars.
  • 12-15-2012
    jmontroy
    I'm 6'4". I would have to run a 90mm stem to replicate my position on my previous rig (xl rumble fish) but, like titusquasi, I'm opting for a slightly more am set-up on the covert. 60mm stem and a Boobar.
  • 12-17-2012
    NickyTee
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    Look what I just picked up from the bike shop :thumbsup::D
  • 12-17-2012
    NickyTee
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    Now I just need to transplant everything from this....

    Can't wait!!!!!
  • 12-17-2012
    rr
    looks killer, it that an XL?
  • 12-17-2012
    NickyTee
    Yep, it's an XL, just like the Bandit 29 above. I'm 6' 4" tall and a 70mm stem worked great for me.
  • 12-17-2012
    jmontroy
    Sweet! Now your fork will match... ;-)
  • 12-17-2012
    In-Yo-Grill
    Love the blue accents...I look forward to seeing it built.
  • 12-18-2012
    NickyTee
    Blue accents..... Of course I had to buy new headset, bottom bracket, caliper adapters, bar and stem in blue to match :cool:

    Should look good with the white frame and forks. I'm hoping to get the build done over the weekend....
  • 12-19-2012
    NickyTee
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    Covert 29 pics
    Ok, couldn't wait until the weekend! Nearly done, just the chain to fit, gears to setup, chainstay and cable-rub protection, then suspension setup. Pics came out a little dark, looks much better in the flesh...

    Compared to my 2012 Bandit 29, the Covert looks low and fast. Seat tube is shorter (510mm vs 540mm), but reach is a tiny bit longer (about 3mm, but that's relative to the nose of the saddle). Routing for the rear mech cable is cleaner. Feels like a totally different beast....given how much I love the Bandit, the Covert looks ready to rock my socks :thumbsup:

    The real kicker is that I'm probably not going to get to ride until after Christmas :madman:
  • 12-20-2012
    evasive
    Nice. I like the blue accents.
  • 12-20-2012
    rr
    Wow looks great
  • 12-20-2012
    jmontroy
    Very Nice! I'm in the same boat with the riding. Get my wheels tomorrow then if off to the in-laws for a week. Torture! The only consolation is that maybe the snow will be melted by then. :thumbsup:
  • 12-20-2012
    NickyTee
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    Done!
    Thanks guys!

    Finished the build tonight. Quick blast around the indoor car park (it's gnarly, bro) shows that Transition have produced another winner :thumbsup:

    Initial impressions... Noticeably stiffer than the 2012 Bandit 29 and that slacker head angle makes quite a difference. Didn't play with the CTD shock too much, but should be easy enough to set up on the trail. Knowing how fast, and how much fun, the Bandit is downhill, the Covert feels like it's going to step up another level.

    Makes me wish it would stop raining here!!! Might have to sneak in a cheeky ride, don't think I'll be able to leave it alone....
  • 12-21-2012
    jmontroy
    Looks awesome! What chain guide are you using? How many (if any) spacers are you using for the BB?
  • 12-21-2012
    NickyTee
    Thanks! The chainguide is a Blackspire Stinger, works a treat. No spacers on the bottom bracket, but had to use a few mm more (over the Bandit) on the axle to get it running free with no play.

    Forgot to say, digital bathroom scales put the weight at 33.2lb, which is 0.6lb more than the Bandit.
  • 12-25-2012
    DannyHuynh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NickyTee View Post
    Thanks guys!

    Finished the build tonight. Quick blast around the indoor car park (it's gnarly, bro) shows that Transition have produced another winner :thumbsup:

    Initial impressions... Noticeably stiffer than the 2012 Bandit 29 and that slacker head angle makes quite a difference. Didn't play with the CTD shock too much, but should be easy enough to set up on the trail. Knowing how fast, and how much fun, the Bandit is downhill, the Covert feels like it's going to step up another level.

    Makes me wish it would stop raining here!!! Might have to sneak in a cheeky ride, don't think I'll be able to leave it alone....

    i just creamed my pants... wow! my dreambike was the carbon 26 covert. this is making me think now =) Beautifully done man!:thumbsup:
  • 12-30-2012
    NickyTee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DannyHuynh View Post
    i just creamed my pants... wow! my dreambike was the carbon 26 covert. this is making me think now =) Beautifully done man!:thumbsup:

    Heheh! Thanks mate :thumbsup: